Scrum Master Interview Questions: Scrum Anti-Patterns

TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions on Scrum Anti-Patterns. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world , a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand.


The Dogmatic Scrum Master Anti-Pattern — Making Your Scrum Work #20

TL; DR: The Dogmatic Scrum Master Anti-Pattern. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is an intentionally incomplete framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone.


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4 Ways to Effectively Reteam your Scrum Teams in Scaled Scrum

The more successful a product becomes, the bigger it gets. . If more customers use the product, more features are requested, more support is needed, and new market opportunities open up. To meet growing demands, additional team members are being added.


Do we still need a Scrum Master in a mature Scrum Team?

. As an Agile Coach, I am being asked what the Scrum Master will do if the Scrum Team is highly mature? Do we still need this role? I would like to use the metaphor of a Soccer Referee to explain. Scrum Master is not 100% equivalent to a soccer referee, they have a lot in common.


How to Reach Peak Performance With the Product Management Organizational Health Checklist

Speaker: Rina Vernovskaya, CEO, 280 Group; and Roger Snyder, VP of Marketing, 280 Group

The degree of maturity of your product management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Our Product Management Organizational Health Checklist and on-demand webinar can help.

Is your team “pretending” to be agile?

According to the 15th annual State of Agile report, there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks over the last year. Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. . Agile beneath the Ice. .

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Making the Most of the Sprint Review

The Sprint Review is one of the most valuable events for the Product Owner, because it is an opportunity for the Scrum team as well as stakeholders/customers to inspect what was delivered, discuss what progress has been made towards the Product Goal, and adapt accordingly.


How to Hybridize Waterfall and Scrum

. If you're like many, you've seen plenty of agile-hybrids with funny names like Water-Scrum-Fall, or others. But do these hybrids work? usually not because they fail to reduce risk, deliver value early, or even allow you to change directions quickly.


Inspection and the Product Backlog - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (17)

Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and inspection is one of the three pillars. Each of the Scrum Artifacts is inspected in one or more Scrum Events to detect undesired variances.


Velocity. The Revolutionary Way to Measure in Scrum

Almost everybody has heard of Scrum and no sooner do we learn of its existence, we hear about 'velocity'. But what is it and what part does it play in Scrum? Let's take a look. . Definition of Velocity. Let's start with a definition of velocity within the context of Scrum.


Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Velocity is a made-up number ??

Velocity has become a word specifically associated with measuring how well a Scrum team is doing. This metric is often associated with negative feeling new Scrum Teams are feeling towards Agile in general. However, the issue with velocity is not the metric itself, but rather how we use it.


Using OKRs with Scrum and Evidence Based Management

OKRs are a great framework for setting goals. Setting high quality goals, goal clarity, and self-management, positively affect team performance [3]. This increases productivity and significantly affects perceptions of outcomes, particularly with virtual teams [2].


Is a Scrum Master an Agile Coach?

The role of Agile Coach is growing in prominence in many organisations. From software development through to marketing and HR, whole organisations are now seeing benefits from agile adaptive approach to work, and are building internal positions for new Agile Coach roles. .

UnSMART Improvements at Retrospectives — Making Your Scrum Work #18

TL; DR: Unsmart Improvements. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One area that typically flies under the radar is improvements.


The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Cómo ayudar a la persona que toma el rol product owner

Llevo mucho tiempo ayudando a un product owner y me he encontrado similitudes con otras situaciones de ayuda y acompañamiento a otras personas que han estado en el mismo rol.


The 2 Best Product Owners I Ever Worked With – The Empowered Product Owner

A few years back I wrote 2 popular posts that talked about the best Scrum Masters I ever worked with. This time around I am going to share some stories about the best Product Owners I have encountered. The first Product Owner, let’s call him Matthew, was a Senior Editor for a well known UK newspaper.


What Makes Agile Transformations Successful? Results From A Scientific Study

This post is part of our “in-depth” series. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams.

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Free Workshop 02: Introduction to Scrum & Empiricism [Review & Retrospective]

This workshop was delivered on 19th August 2021 and focused on introducing the core concepts of Scrum & Empiricism. I used a combination of Liberating Structures, Microsoft Teams, and Mural to deliver an interactive session. Topic(s): Agility. Audience: Teams. Subscribe to A Wee Dram!


How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

I am a Scrum Master. What’s next?

One frequent question that I often get from candidates that I train. Venkatesh, what is the career path of a Scrum Master? I am a Scrum Master now. How can I build my career to the next level?

15-Minute Sprint Hypothesis

Being a Product Owner is tough. Having the accountability for maximising value can sometimes feel like a huge weight is on your shoulders and sometimes - it's hard to know where to begin.


10 Success Factors To Resolve Zombie Scrum

In December 2020, Johannes Schartau , Christiaan Verwijs , and I published the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. We wrote it to help readers understand why Scrum so often descends into Zombie Scrum and to offer practical and down-to-earth help.


Time to Market - It’s Not Just About Speed

I remember when I got a brand-new racing game for the Xbox a few years ago. My sons and I unwrapped it, popped it in, and marveled at the amazing graphics. The cars and scenery looked so real, so amazing!

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Trabajando en mí mismo para servir mejor a los demás

Recientemente, estoy trabajando en mí mismo para servir mejor a los demás así que decidí empezar a andar en el mundo del coaching profesional. . Des de que empezó la pandemia empecé a trabajar mucho más en mi.

The value of incremental delivery in Scrum


Introducing the PAL-EBM Training Class

Today, launches the new Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence Based Management ™ (EBM) training course. The ideas of EBM came from a simple idea that Ken Schwaber had when looking at the medical profession and the similarly named Evidence-Based-Medicine :-).

There is only one number one in your Product Backlog

One of the things you do as a Scrum Master is help your Product Owner in different aspects of their role. It doesn’t mean that you need to know how to do their job yourself, but you should be able to bring valuable practices and techniques to their attention.


Boost Your IT Success by Making the Move From Project-Driven to Product-Led

According to Gartner, 85% of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a transition from being project-driven to product-led. Learn how to shape and accelerate digital innovation through a fundamental shift to a product-centric organization.

[VLOG] How To Do Daily Scrum With Kanban | Scrum Guide 2020

What's good this week awesome people? As you know, in Scrum Guide 2020 there is no more prescriptions on how to run the Daily Scrum. It's up to the developers how to run it as long as the Daily Scrum focuses on creating plans for achieving the Sprint Goal.


BioTech Research Webinar Questions Response

On June the 8th hosted a webinar on the subject of using Scrum in Biotech research. The webinar was moderated by myself with Tyson Bertmaring Head of Partner Success at Dyno Therapeutics and Matt Abbinanti , Senior Program Manager at CRISPR Therapeutics.

Five Essential Things Needed for Agile Transformation

If someone can give you the answer easily for: What is Agile Transformation? And how do we do? I bet that they don’t completely understand the question or don’t have enough experience. Transformation or change in a group or organization is always a challenge.

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Cornerstones of Coaching

I have recently started down the path of certification with Co-Active Coaching as I wanted to improve my coaching skills; to know more about what great coaching looks like, to immerse myself in a community that will help me improve my abilities and to have credibility in my own mind about my own skills. .

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

The Importance of Clear Accountability in Scrum

Scrum team consists of three clear accountabilities: one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers. Often, when working with a Scrum team struggling with excessive conflict or a lack of trust, I find the culprit is a lack of clarity around each of these accountabilities.


60 Questions for the New Scrum Master — Take them to the Team!

TL; DR: 60 Questions for the New Scrum Master. Congratulations on your new Scrum Master position! Now what? What has served me well over the years is a combination of observation and asking questions.


How To Measure The Success Of A Scrum Master?

Recently, we hosted an “ask-me-anything” session with Jimmy Janlén. Jimmy is an Agile coach & trainer based in Stockholm. Before starting his own company “ Agile With Jimmy ”, he worked at Crisp and supported organizations like Spotify, Casumo, KRY in their quest to increase agility.


Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

If you’ve ever wondered whether Scrum can work for hard deadlines, the answer is – yes! Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging deadlines.


Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.